Week of September 6, 2021

Parent Involvement Makes a Difference to School Kids

Mrs. K's Counseling Corner for the week of Sept. 7

  • *Our "Essential 36" manner of the week: Always say "thank you" when given something.

  • A link to the parent needs assessment will be sent out the week of Mon., Sept. 13. Please complete it so Mrs. Kirkpatrick will know how to best serve your children. It will only take a few minutes of your time.

  • It's time for Lunch Bunches to start!!! Mrs. Kirkpatrick will offer 4 different "bunches." Each bunch is divided up by grade level and only 6-8 students can participate at a time in order for the group to be most effective. Lunch bunches meet once a week for a month. Students will eat their lunch, which can be brought from home or pick up one from the cafeteria. They will learn coping skills to help them deal with parts of life that may be challenging for them. This will be a fun and active time of learning while they are enjoying lunch! There must be parent permission in order for any student to participate in a lunch bunch. If you are interested in your child participating, please email Mrs. K. at jennifer.kirkpatrick@bisdmail.net or call at 817-245-3800.

"Changing Families"-coping with a recent divorce, separation, re-marriage) NOTE: This lunch bunch meets once a week for a month and then typically every other week or whatever the students may need and is only for 2nd-5th graders. Please note that if your child is in need of support, at any grade level, please don't hesitate to contact Mrs. Kirkpatrick.

"Red Hots"-recognizing anger triggers and learning how to cope with that feeling

"Friendship Connections"-developing friendship skills and learning how to keep friends

"VIP's" (Very Important People)- learning self-worth, recognizing and celebrating themselves

"ROLO's" (Remembering our Loved Ones) NOTE: This lunch bunch is also for 2nd-5th graders only, but if your child is experiencing loss at any age, feel free to contact Mrs. Kirkpatrick.

  • EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT: Our Brock Tigers and staff will be participating in International Dot Day on Wed., Sept. 15. "Dot Day" is an extension activity of the book The Dot, which is about a teacher who inspires one student (by "making her mark"). This student then chooses to "make her mark" and inspire someone else, which starts a ripple effect of kindness and empathy. Students and staff are encouraged to wear clothes that have DOTS on them. Be creative and wear those dots on Wed., Sept. 15. For more information on International Dot Day, visit https://www.internationaldotday.org/. As of this newsletter's printing time, over 20,000,000 students and staff in 195 countries are celebrating!

  • Next week, Mrs. K. will visit each 3rd and 4th grade classroom for "Peace Class." Students will learn about trustworthiness, friendship and empathy.

As always, Mrs. Kirkpatrick is here to serve you and your children so please call or email her at any time for support.

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  • Arrival: Please have your child ready to exit the car when you pull up to drop off. Students should be released to the sidewalk or middle lanes with an adult. They need to unload as soon as you turn the corner, so we can quickly and safely get them into the school. Please do not wait to unload. We have several adults out front to help them enter the building safely.
  • If you arrive after the doors are closed in the morning, please walk your child in the office to sign them in for the day.
  • 3rd-5th grade Chromebooks should be brought to school charged each day.
  • Dismissal starts at 3:10 daily

Brock Upcoming Events

  • Monday, September 6th- School Holiday

  • Tuesday, September 7th-17th: 1st & 2nd MAP Fluency Window

  • Monday, September 13th-24th: K-5 MAP Growth Window

  • Wednesday, September 15th- Dot Day *see details above

  • Tuesday, September 21st- Big Kahuna Fundraiser End

  • Friday, September 24th- End of 1st 6 weeks

  • Thursday, September 30th- 2nd-5th Grade Report Cards available in Family Access